[Python-Dev] "setuptools has divided the Python community"

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Mar 25 14:45:32 CET 2009

Tarek Ziadé <ziade.tarek <at> gmail.com> writes:
> But I agree that the sizes of the packages are too small now, and it has gone
> to far. Installing a web app like Plone is scary (+100 packages)

I am working on a TurboGears2-based app and I just did a count of the .egg
packages in the virtualenv. There are 45 of them....

People should really stop splitting their work into micro-libraries (with such
ludicrous names as "AddOns" or "Extremes", I might add (*)), and myriads of
separately-packaged plugins (the repoze stuff). The Twisted approach is much
saner, where you have a cohesive whole in a single package.

(*) The package descriptions are worth their salt too:



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